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Monday, May 1, 2017

Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge Winner


Woot! It's time to announce the (Koala T Crafts) winner of the 
Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge!!!


First of all... Wow!!!
There were so many amazing entries into this challenge. If you'd like to see them, head over to this album on the Koala T Crafts Facebook group and check them out!

There will be a new challenge each month this year, and the winner will receive a $6 gift code to the Bloobel Stamps shop. So, if you didn't get in on this one, there will be more!

Now, on to the best part!

The winner of the Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge winner is...

Maud Percival
Congratulations!!!


What a beautiful card! Maud says this is the first time she's had the opportunity to use colored pencils, and what an amazing job she did!

Great work, Maud!



Jen



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Friday Challenge #11 Winner



It's time to announce the winner for the Friday Challenge #11! 
If you aren't familiar with our Friday Challenges over at Koala T Crafts, let me take a moment to fill you in . . .

This Facebook group challenge runs every week, Friday to Friday. There are 2 theme options and suggested projects to help give you some direction. Simply create a project that is within the guidelines of the week's theme and submit it. Creative juices flowing and you can't pick a favorite to submit? No worries, we allow multiple entries; the limit will be listed each week as well. 

The projects are entered by uploading a photo of the project to the corresponding album in the group. We'd love a short description of our project, products used, as well as any of your awesome techniques. The challenge lead will then comment on the photo with a number. This number will correspond to your photo in a random.org drawing for the winner to be announced on Monday.

On to the winner of week 11 entries featuring Red or Flowers.
Congratulations, Pamela Hugger Wilber!


Winning entry #3 was an A2 vertical Christmas card. Pamela started with a Stampin' Up white card stock base topped with a gorgeous crimson red paper featuring raised red glitter swirls from her stash.  The sentiment and 3 Wise Men came from a vellum pack of quotes, flat back pearl beads add a beautiful finishing touch. Great Job Pamela! 


Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page 
to enter the next challenge! 
#12 Theme ~ Pastels or Mothers Day 
Suggested Project ~ Fancy Fold Card or Bag, Box or Envelope

I can't wait to see what you create!


Jen

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friday Challenge #10 Winner




It's time to announce the winner for the Friday Challenge #10! 
This challenge ran 2 weeks to allow extra time for those celebrating Easter. We had 26 fabulous entries! If you aren't familiar with our Friday Challenges over at Koala T Crafts, let me take a moment to fill you in . . .

This Facebook group challenge runs every week, Friday to Friday. There will be at least 2 theme options and suggested projects to help give you some direction. Simply create a project that is within the guidelines of the week's theme and submit it. Creative juices flowing and you can't pick a favorite to submit? No worries, we allow multiple entries; the limit will be listed each week as well. 

The projects are entered by uploading a photo of the project to the corresponding album in the group. We'd love a short description of our project, products used, as well as any of your awesome techniques. The challenge lead will then comment on the photo with a number. This number will correspond to your photo in a random.org drawing for the winner to be announced on Monday.

On to this weeks winner, # 23 of 26 entries featuring Purple or Butterfly!   
Congratulations, Diann Gaines!



Diann submitted several beautiful entries for Friday Challenge #10. Entry #23 was a lovely Victorian Paris inspired wall hanging on a chipboard base. It was created in a lavender color palette with beautiful foiled paper layered with lace and rose clusters accented with glitter around a painting inspired focal point. Tiny flower trim at the base and a satin ribbon hanger complete the victorian feel of this piece. Tres Bien! Chest Magnifique Diann! 


Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter the next challenge!
#11 Theme ~ Red or Flower(s) 
Suggested Project ~ Anything Goes! 

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen

Friday, April 21, 2017

Distress Ink & Salt Technique



Hello!!!

As some of you may know, I do YouTube live streams on Thursdays from 6 PM to 7 PM CST, and on Sundays from 2 PM to 3 PM CST. You can also catch my 5 minute card video on Wednesdays. I'd love to have you come by and hang out with me while I create!

Last week I shared with my viewers how to get this lovely texture for projects using ink, water and salt. You can use pretty much any kind of salt. In my Live Stream I used Epsom Salt, but you can use sea salt, table salt, whatever you have on hand.

Okay folks! Grab your paper, inks, a paintbrush, some water, and you guessed it... Salt! Remember, you don't have to have the most expensive materials. Just pull out what you have and experiment. Get those creative juices flowing. Who knows, you may come up with the next great technique!

Here is a sample of this stunning technique used on a card.



If you'd like to watch the live stream recording, (and maybe folow along) simply click the play button below!


I can't wait to see you next video!

Jen






Monday, April 17, 2017

Thursday Live Stream Winner and Announcement

Hello Koala T peeps!

We have a winner for the YouTube live stream this week!

Every Thursday, I choose a random winner from my viewers to receive the project that I make during the stream. 

Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, this is my last one. 

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have stopped in to encourage me and spend time with me while I create.

Congratulations!!!


This week's winner is lucky number 7, Michelle Calvert, who will be receiving this image that was colored during the live stream.


Thank you for being a part of my crafty fun!

Jen


Freebie Friday Challenge #11



It's time for another Freebie Friday Challenge!

This week, as we start to see beautiful flowers in bloom, we'd like to see you do something with the flowers and/or the color red.

As always, we encourage you to use one or more of the printables posted during the week. This isn't a requirement though, as we know that not everyone has access to a printer. If this is the case for you, but you still want to participate, we'd love to see what you create! Just make something using whatever you have in your crafty stash, as long as it stays within the guidelines for this week's theme.




Once you've finished your project, simple upload it to the album for this weeks challenge. Remember! We'd love to hear about what materials and techniques you used to create your entry, so please add a short excerpt when you upload your image. After this is done, challenge lead Michelle Calvert will comment on your image with a number. This number will represent your image in the random.org drawing for the winner.

As always, you must be a member of the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter into the challenge.

The deadline for entering this challenge is Friday, April 28th at midnight.


The winner will be announced the following weekend.

Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter the challenge!

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen

Make a Garden with Bloobel!

Hello Koala T Peeps
and
Bloobel Progressive Junkies!!

This month is 
"Make a Garden"

You get to choose your flower(s) for your garden and purchase any at a discount if you're in the progressive stream

Above you saw my creation
using multi-media. We mixed alcohol ink
markers (Spectrum Noirs), wax based regular colored pencils (CraZArt from Walmart) and water coloring with Tim Holtz Broken China.


I do a monthly series showing you how to color Lisa's images. In the banner above you can see the upcoming dates through June. 

Here is the video if you missed it!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
I'll see you there!

"I can't wait to see you next video!"
xoxo Jen 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Docraft Watercolor Safari!

Hey Crafters! 

Do you enjoy water coloring?! Have you tried all the fabulous ways 
that you can enjoy this wonderful pastime? 

*Inktense watercolor pencils
*Watercolor paint sets
*Water color inks

*Watercolor Markers!*

I've been on safari, hunting down the elusive "BEST" watercolor marker set!
This is one of the species I've found to try out, the are:

Docraft Artiste Watercolor Markers
Shhh! Don't scare em'!

36 colors included / but not named
Here are the animals!
Colorful fellows aren't they?!

Along with the safari, I also tried them out for a ride! Here's how it went!

This is "Peek a Boo Lulu"! If you're wanting
her, she's in the Bloobel.com shop! 

There is also the video of this expedition, 
and I hope you'll drive on over and check it out!


Stop by my channel and check 
out some of the other animals I've got!

"Jen Evers" on Youtube
I can't wait to see you on the next exploration!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Freebie Friday Challenge #10


Yay! It's time for Freebie Friday Challenge #10!

It's that time of year again folks. The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the butterflies are fluttering all around. 

For this weeks challenge, we'd like to see what you can do with the color purple and/or butterflies. Suggested projects are cards and tags, but you aren't limited to that! Create whatever you'd like, as long as it stays within the theme for the week. As always, we encourage you to use one or more of the freebies provided during the week, but you aren't required to do so. We understand that some of you may not have access to a printer, so go ahead and create a project using what you have in your stash.

Once you've created your masterpiece, simply upload it to the album for this week's challenge over at Koala T Crafts. We'd also like to hear about your project when you upload it. Just enter a short description in the comment section of the upload. Tell us about how you made it, and any cool techniques you created with.

Remember, you must be a member of the group Koala T Crafts on Facebook to enter into challenges and events!

After your image is submitted in the album, challenge lead, Michelle Calvert, will comment on your image with a number. This number will be used to represent your project in a random.org drawing.

The deadline to enter this challenge is Friday, April 21st, at midnight.

The winner will be announced the following weekend.

Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter your amazing projects!

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen


Freebie Friday Challenge #9 Winner!!!



It's time to announce the winner for the Freebie Friday Challenge #9!

If you aren't familiar with our Freebie Friday Challenges over at Koala T Crafts, let me take a moment to fill you in...

This challenge runs every week. We encourage everyone to use one of the amazing freebies posted in the group during the week to create and submit a project. We understand that not everyone has a printer, so if you can't print the freebies, don't worry! You can't still enter. Just create a project that is within the guidelines of the week's theme and submit that.

The projects are entered by uploading a photo of the project to the corresponding album in the group. We'd love a short description of what items used in the project, as well as any of your awesome techniques. The challenge lead will then comment on the photo with a number. This number will correspond to your photo in a random.org drawing for the winner.

So! On to this weeks winner!!!


Congratulations, Anthony Macalusco!!!


Anthony created this beautiful Easter themed A2 card by layering patterned paper, solid colored embossed paper, and a design he created using a stencil with the Nuvo embellishment mousse. He didn't stop there! He added additional texture and interest  with some baker's twine and bling, along with a  sentiment that is raised using foam tape.

Great job, Anthony!

Head on over and get in on the next Freebie Friday Challenge! Look out for the blog post for this challenge for more details.

Jen




Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge


This challenge looks like so much stinking fun! I mean, how can you not have fun with these adorable digital stamps and coloring pages from Bloobel!

So, here's a bit of information on how to get in on the fun...

The theme for this challenge is "Flower Garden."


Head over to Bloobel.com and grab one of the digital images from the "Flower Garden" collection and create a pretty flower garden, either on a card, a journal, a tag... Whatever you'd like!

If you don't have one of these digi's, head over to the Bloobel website by clicking here
Oh! Check this out! If you purchase the stamp before April 10th, use the discount code FLOWERGARDEN50 to get a 50% discount on items in this collection!


There are a few different ways that you can enter...
You can choose to use only one of these methods, or go crazy and do them all! 

Add your image to this album over on the Bloobel Stamps Facebook Group...

You can add your image to this group board on Pinterest
(Please follow Bloobel Stamps on Pinterest and send her your pinterest email if you'd like for her to invite you as a collaborator.)...


You can use this hashtag when posting to Instagram: #BloobelProgressiveApril2017...


You can also post it on your own blog! Just post the image on your blog and link it using the inlinkz on the Bloobel.com Blog.

--- ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED BY THE END OF APRIL 2017 ---

March Progressive Challenge Winner!!!



If you have any questions regarding this challenge, please contact Lisa Bloobel through the contact form at Bloobel.com.

I can't wait to see all the beautiful Flower Garden creations!

Jen





Friday, March 31, 2017

Freebie Friday Challenge #9


It's time for another Freebie Friday Challenge! This is the 9th challenge and it promises to be a good one!

This month we'd like to see you make something using the color pink, something with a border, and/or something with an Easter theme! This week it's the maker's choice as to what to create, so anything goes!


If you need ideas for borders, just head over to Jen's YouTube channel and check out her borders video.

Okay... So this week there are a few changes taking place that you need to know about before diving right in.
You no longer are required to submit your work to the challenge lead. Instead, just add a project image (try to limit it to no more than 3) to the album corresponding to the challenge. You don't need to add a number or anything. The challenge lead, Michelle Calvert, will comment on each image with a number. These numbers will be used to correspond to your image for the random.org drawing for the winner. 

The challenge is no longer anonymous! 
That's right! Now your friends and fellow Koala T Crafts members can see who created the project and leave you those encouraging comments we all love!

As always, we encourage you to use one or more of the freebies provided during the week in your project. This is not a requirement, however. We understand that not everyone has access to a printer, and as the freebies are usually printables, we don't want to exclude you! Just use whatever you have in your crafty stash to create whatever your heart desires, as long as your creation stays within the week's theme.

Remember! You must be a member of the Koala T Crafts Facebook Group to enter into any of the challenges held there.

The deadline for entering this week's challenge is Friday, April 7th at midnight.

The winner will be chosen and announced on Sunday, April 9th.

Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page, and submit your entry into this week's challenge.

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen

The Race For Troo Bloo Winner!!!

So happy to announce that we have a winner for the Race For Troo Bloo!!!



We did a super fun race and had entries from all over. But as you know, there can be only one to break that ribbon at the end of the track.

Before I get to that, (I know, the suspense is killing you!) let me tell you a bit about Bloobel Stamps, and the Troo Bloo Subscription. 



Bloobel Stamps now has a monthly subscription option for their customers! This is an amazing deal at only $5 a month. When you sign up for a Troo Bloo subscription, you will receive 2 Bloobel digital stamps a month (one every two weeks). These stamps will remain exclusive to Troo Bloo subscribers for two months! You read that right, for two months after the digi goes live, subscribers will be the only ones who have access to them. How cool is that! 

It doesn't stop there though! Subscribers will also receive a voucher for $1.50. This voucher can be applied to the purchase of your favorite Bloobel digital stamps! The voucher will remain valid until the end of the month, so don't forget to take advantage of the amazing savings you get by being a Troo Bloo subscriber.



Head over to the Bloobel Stamps website and sign up for your monthly subscription today!

Okay, not that that's out of the way... Let's see who the lucky winner is!!! 



That's it folks. The race is over. Be sure to check here regularly for more fantastic challenges and events!

Jen

Monday, March 27, 2017

Troo Bloo Update!

Guess what!?!

The Troo Bloo blog challenge has been extended until the end of the month! You now have even more time to share in the fun and excitement!



Don't forget to share a link with your friends so they have the chance to get in on the fun too.

Check out the original blog post if you need more details on how to join in.

If you're interested in the Troo Bloo subscription, head over to the Bloobel Website to sign up. 

Jen

Freebie Friday Challenge #8


That's right folks! It's time to announce the details of the Freebie Friday Challenge #8!

This weeks theme: We'd love to see flowers and/or bright colors in your project. 
Suggested colors would include hot pink, lime green, magenta, aqua blue, bright yellows, etc.
Suggested projects for this challenge are a fancy fold card or a tag. As always these are just suggestions to give you a jumping off point. You are by no means limited to just these. The possibilities are only limited by how far your imagination can take you. 



As always, we encourage you to use one or more of the freebies provided during the week in your project, but we by no means want to exclude those who don't have access to a printer. If you can't print the freebies, simple use whatever you have in your stash, as long as your creation remains within the weeks theme.

Our challenge lead, Michelle Calvert will be out of town this week, so we will have a stand in. For this week only, send your project images to Christy Daugherty. She will add a number to the image before placing it in the album that corresponds to this challenge. The winner will be chosen using a random.org, which is a random number generator. 

As always folks, this is an anonymous challenge.


The deadline for entering this week's challenge is Friday, March 31st at midnight.
The winner will be chosen and announced on Sunday, April 2nd.

Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page, and submit your entry into this weeks Challenge.

I can't wait to see your amazing creations!

Jen